Former Pakistani captain Salman Butt expressed amazement at the various conspiracy theories surrounding Younis Khan’s sudden departure as Pakistan’s punch coach.
Younis Khan A few days before the team left for the UK tour, the team resigned as a Pakistani punch coach on Tuesday. According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), this was a decision made “reluctantly but consensually”.
According to the latest media reports from Pakistan, Khan is said to have been involved in a verbal argument during his tour of South Africa with the fast bowler Hasan Ali because of his refusal to take an ice bath. Previously, dental treatment and allegations of leaking team information to the media were cited as some of the reasons for Younis Khan’s resignation.
However, on his official YouTube channel, Butt didn’t give much credence to the ice bath. He said it was too trivial for Younis Khan to show his papers. Butt went on to point out that asking players to take ice baths is the coach’s domain, not the punch coach’s. Butt said:
“I saw Younis Khan doing one of the interviews he gave during the PSL. During his interaction, it was clear that there was a problem and he was unhappy. It was definitely not as the PCB announced that the two parties split amicably. It was clear from his body language that there were problems. I don’t know what the exact reason is. “
Salman Butt continued:
“A number of issues have been quoted in the media; One of them is the ice bath theory. If it is an ice bath problem, it is between the coach and the player. If the player is not listening to the coach or there is a problem between the two, the case should be referred to the coach. The head coach can get involved, but it’s definitely not the punch coach’s domain. I really can’t figure out how Younis Khan gets into the picture. “
Dental problem is also not a sufficient reason for Younis Khan to resign: Salman Butt
Another theory that is making the rounds is that Younis Khan asked the PCB to give him the bio-bubble for the England tour a few days at a time, as he had to undergo complex dental work in Karachi.
Apparently, a PCB officer and Younis Khan had a heated argument after he was denied permission. Butt found the controversy absurd and said:
“Dental problems are also not a sufficient factor for Younis Khan to resign. Even if, according to the protocol, he had got into the bio-bladder too late, he would have had to pass the COVID-19 test. This may have been a small part of the problem, but definitely not the real problem. Some said he wanted authority in the selection; others said there were problems with players. There are a lot of rumors circulating, but none of them seem convincing. “
The Pakistani cricket team has arrived in Great Britain for their limited overs series against England. You will be playing three ODIs and as many T20Is starting July 8th.
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